Throughout history, there have been many women directors who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female directors such as Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Banks, Jodie Foster, Lucy Liu, Kathy Bates.The women directors featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Brie LarsonBrie Larson
(Actress)

01 October 1989

American

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
(Actress, Producer, Director)

09 June 1981

Israeli,American

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
(Actress)

15 June 1964

American

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
(Actress)

09 May 1979

American

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
(Actress)

28 November 1987

British

Jodie FosterJodie Foster
(Actress & Director)

19 November 1962

American

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
(Actress, Producer and Director)

10 February 1974

American

Laura DernLaura Dern
(Actress, Director)

10 February 1967

American

Meg RyanMeg Ryan
(Actress)

19 November 1961

American

Katherine HelmondKatherine Helmond
(Actress)

05 July 1929

American

Lucy LiuLucy Liu
(Actress)

02 December 1968

American

Kathy BatesKathy Bates
(Actress and film director)

28 June 1948

American

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Sondra LockeSondra Locke
(Actress)

28 May 1944

American

Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert
(Actress)

08 May 1964

American

Sofia CoppolaSofia Coppola
(Director)

14 May 1971

American

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
(Comedian, Actor, TV Producer)

03 November 1952

American

Lisa NiemiLisa Niemi
(Actress, Director)

26 May 1956

American

Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright
(Actress)

17 February 1991

British

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Diane LaddDiane Ladd
(Actress)

29 November 1932

American

Sophie MarceauSophie Marceau
(Actress, Screenwriter, Director)

17 November 1966

French

Alexandra HedisonAlexandra Hedison
(Photographer, Actress, Director)

10 July 1969

American

Mélanie LaurentMélanie Laurent
(Actress, Director)

21 February 1983

French

Jane WagnerJane Wagner
(Director)

26 February 1935

American

Sosie BaconSosie Bacon
(Actress)

15 March 1992

American

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Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
(Theatre Director)

16 March 1978

British

Nora EphronNora Ephron
(Screenwriter, Producer, Director)

19 May 1941

American

Tilda Cobham-HerveyTilda Cobham-Hervey
(Actress)

31 August 1994

Australian

Maggie CareyMaggie Carey
(Director)

1975 AD

American

Francesca GregoriniFrancesca Gregorini
(Film Director)

07 August 1968

Italian,American

Tosca MuskTosca Musk
(Filmmaker, Entrepreneur)

20 July 1974

Canadian,South African

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Susan SontagSusan Sontag

16 January 1933

American

Rebecca MillerRebecca Miller
(Director, Actress)

15 September 1962

American

Nia VardalosNia Vardalos
(Actress, Screenwriter, Producer, Singer)

24 September 1962

Canadian

Danielle HarrisDanielle Harris
(Actress)

01 June 1977

American

Katie AseltonKatie Aselton
(Actress)

01 October 1978

American

Dinah ManoffDinah Manoff
(Actress)

25 January 1958

American

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Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
(Actress)

11 September 1958

American

Zhao WeiZhao Wei
(Actress)

12 March 1976

Chinese

Rebecca SugarRebecca Sugar
(Animator, Screenwriter, Director, Songwriter and Producer)

09 July 1987

American

Susan FlannerySusan Flannery
(Actress)

31 July 1939

American

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
(Singer-songwriter)

20 August 1968

British

Julie WarnerJulie Warner
(Actress)

09 February 1965

American

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Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
(Graphic Novelist)

22 November 1969

French,Iranian

Nadira BabbarNadira Babbar
(Theater Artist)

20 January 1948

Indian

Shanelle WorkmanShanelle Workman
(Actress)

03 August 1978

American

Jennifer FinniganJennifer Finnigan
(Actress)

22 August 1979

Canadian

Tricia Leigh FisherTricia Leigh Fisher
(Actress)

26 December 1968

American

Leslie HopeLeslie Hope
(Actress)

06 May 1965

Canadian

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Stella AdlerStella Adler
(American Actress & Acting Teacher)

10 February 1901

American

Milena GovichMilena Govich
(Actress)

29 October 1976

American

Mary NighyMary Nighy
(Actress)

17 July 1984

British

Catherine ShepherdCatherine Shepherd
(Actress)

16 September 1975

British

Justin ErvinJustin Ervin
(Husband of Ashley Graham)

31 December 1988

American

Mrunmayee LagooMrunmayee Lagoo
(Actress, Assistant Director, Script Supervisor)

Indian

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Lauren ParsekianLauren Parsekian
(Director, Activist, Actress)

08 December 1986

American

Erica SchmidtErica Schmidt
(Actress, Director)

08 June 1975

American

Stephanie SoechtigStephanie Soechtig
(Film Director)

American

Jessica WeixlerJessica Weixler
(Actress)

08 June 1981

American

Vanessa VadimVanessa Vadim
(Film Director, Daughter of Jane Fonda)

28 September 1968

French,American

Kathryn BigelowKathryn Bigelow
(Filmmaker, Screenwriter)

1951 AD

American

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Ava DuVernayAva DuVernay
(American director)

24 August 1972

American

Farah KhanFarah Khan
(Director)

09 January 1965

Indian

Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
(Film director, Actor, Photographer, Film producer, Film editor, Screenwriter)

22 August 1902

German

Claire DenisClaire Denis
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, University teacher)

21 April 1946

French

Mira NairMira Nair
(Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)

15 October 1957

Indian

Lynne RamsayLynne Ramsay
(Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film producer)

05 December 1969

British

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Sophie FiennesSophie Fiennes
(Film director, Film producer)

12 February 1967

British

Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
(Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter, Film actor, Director)

30 November 1960

French,Israeli

Jane CampionJane Campion
(Screenwriter, Film director, Actor)

30 April 1954

New Zealander

Susanne BierSusanne Bier
(Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)

15 April 1960

Danish

Deepa MehtaDeepa Mehta
(Film director, Screenwriter)

01 January 1950

Indian

Julie TaymorJulie Taymor
(film director, screenwriter, costume designer, scenographer)

15 December 1952

American

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Chantal AkermanChantal Akerman
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, University teacher, Visual artist)

06 June 1950

Belgian

Erika LustErika Lust
(writer, film director, film producer, screenwriter, director)

1977 AD

Swedish

Mary HarronMary Harron
(Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)

12 January 1953

Canadian

Niki CaroNiki Caro
(screenwriter, film director)

1967 AD

New Zealander

Andrea ArnoldAndrea Arnold
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter)

05 April 1961

British

Alice Guy-BlachéAlice Guy-Blaché
(Film producer, Actor, Film director, Screenwriter)

01 July 1873

French

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Anjali MenonAnjali Menon

Indian

Mai ZetterlingMai Zetterling
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Writer, Director)

24 May 1925

Swedish

Cosima WagnerCosima Wagner
(Composer, Writer, Director)

24 December 1837

German

Gauri ShindeGauri Shinde
(Film director, Author, Screenwriter)

06 July 1974

Indian

Lexi AlexanderLexi Alexander
(Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Karateka, Kickboxer)

23 August 1974

German

Pernilla AugustPernilla August
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Director)

13 February 1958

Swedish

Mireille DarcMireille Darc
(Actor, Model, Director)

15 May 1938

French

Jocelyn MoorhouseJocelyn Moorhouse
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Writer)

04 September 1960

Australian

Suze RandallSuze Randall
(Nurse, Photographer, Model, Director, Glamour model)

18 May 1946

British

Catherine BreillatCatherine Breillat
(Film director, Actor, Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, University teacher)

13 July 1948

French

Astra TaylorAstra Taylor
(film director)

1979 AD

Canadian,American

Sophie MullerSophie Muller
(Film producer)

31 January 1962

British

Lyndall HobbsLyndall Hobbs
(film director)

1952 AD

Australian

Jordan ScottJordan Scott
(director, screenwriter, photographer, film director)

1977 AD

British

Ingrid ThulinIngrid Thulin
(Actor, Director)

27 January 1926

Swedish

Philippa BoyensPhilippa Boyens

New Zealander

Coky GiedroycCoky Giedroyc
(film director)

1962 AD

Hong Konger

Hito SteyerlHito Steyerl
(film director)

1966 AD

German

Dolly BusterDolly Buster
(Adult Film Star, Writer, Actor, Politician, Director)

23 October 1969

German

Joan LittlewoodJoan Littlewood
(Actor)

06 October 1914

British

Isabel CoixetIsabel Coixet
(film director, screenwriter, translator, writer)

09 April 1960

Spanish